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Paula McLain

Author of The Paris Wife

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Paula McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System and moved in and out of foster homes for the next 14 years. She received a MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996. She is the author of two collections of poetry entitled Less of Her and Stumble, Gorgeous and a memoir entitled Like Family: Growing up in Other People's Houses. She has also written several novels including A Ticket to Ride, The Paris Wife, and Circling the Sun. She has published individual poems and essays in numerous journals including the Gettysburg Review, Antioch Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Paris Wife… (more)
The Paris Wife 5,705 copies, 366 reviews
Circling the Sun 1,883 copies, 182 reviews
When the Stars Go Dark 706 copies, 48 reviews
Love and Ruin 601 copies, 45 reviews
A Mind of Her Own 156 copies, 16 reviews
A Ticket to Ride 140 copies, 4 reviews
Less of Her 10 copies
Something That Cannot Die 7 copies, 1 review
The Company She Keeps (Introduction, some editions) 380 copies, 5 reviews
Stories from Suffragette City (Contributor) 75 copies, 6 reviews
Virago Is 40 (Contributor) 29 copies

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